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Way of a Pilgrim, The (and The Pilgrim Continues His Way)

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This classic of world spiritual literature is the firsthand account of a pilgrim's journey as he endeavors to live out Saint Paul's instruction to "pray without ceasing".

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The narrator, an unnamed nineteenth-century peasant, sets out on his pilgrimage with nothing but a Bible, a rosary, and some dried bread. As he walks, he recites the Jesus prayer ("Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me") - a prayer that is said to quiet anxiety and fill the heart with love for all creation. With this prayer constantly on his lips, the pilgrim undergoes a profound spiritual education.

This edition includes the sequel to The Way of a Pilgrim, entitled The Pilgrim Continues His Way, which contains a lengthy appendix reviewing the teachings of the Holy Fathers on the Jesus prayer.


"There are many ways you can read this profound and glorious book that is one of the world's religious masterpieces. Whatever path you find yourself on, you can revel in it as a spiritual adventure story, the account of a man who searches for the meaning of prayer and mystical truth and finds them on a journey peppered with colorful encounters, visions, and those revealing twists of fate of which any sincere seeker's life is full."       ~Andrew Harvey, The Return of the Mother


"For a long time I wandered through many places. I read my Bible always, and everywhere I asked whether there was not in the neighborhood a spiritual teacher, a devout and experienced guide, to be found. One day I was told that in a certain village a gentleman had long been living and seeking the salvation of his soul. He had a chapel in his house. He never left his estate, and he spent his time in prayer and reading devotional books. Hearing this, I ran rather than walked to the village named. I got there and found him."

Author Kozlov, Mikhail
Translator Savin, Olga
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 248 pp.
Publisher Shambhala Publications 2001
Browse these categories as well: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Christian Classics: Ancient and Modern, The Church: Doctors, Saints and Mystics, Mystic and Esoteric Christianity, Western Prayer and Contemplation, Noteworthy Releases 2001

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